Natreon Inc. has announced the introduction of AyuFlex™, a clinically proven, patent-pending, water-soluble, vegetarian product for joint health. AyuFlex is derived from edible fruits of Terminalia chebula, an ancient Ayurvedic plant, and standardized to high levels of bioactives—chebulinic acid and chebulagic acid.
In addition to joint health benefits, AyuFlex is considered a super antioxidant and has shown in studies to have cardiovascular and blood glucose management benefits as well. It can be used in either solid or liquid dosage forms and is ideal for incorporation into sports nutrition and joint health products. The ingredient can be formulated into a consumer product including a small tablet or capsule, in stick packs or sachets to be added to hot or cold beverages.
According to Dr. Sanni Raju, Natreon CEO, AyuFlex is scientifically supported by five randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies. A study in moderately arthritic subjects has shown highly significant decrease in WOMAC, Knee Swelling Index, VAS pain, VAS stiffness and VAS disability scores. Two analgesic activity studies in healthy subjects have shown significant increase in pain threshold force and pain tolerance time. Significant blood sugar management and heart health support were seen in two endothelial function studies.
AyuFlex with ORACFN value of 35,947 µmoles TE/g, appears to be the only product offering cardiovascular and blood glucose management benefits in addition to its primary joint health contribution,” says Dr. Raju.
“This product is truly unique in that it is vegetarian, water-soluble, can be organic-certified, prepared by a totally aqueous extraction process from edible fruits, and when produced in a small tablet or capsule form offers easy ingestion,” adds Dr. Raju.
Quality is maintained by Natreon’s proper selection of raw materials and a patent-pending extraction process technology, and is controlled by rigorous testing by latest analytical techniques, including HPLC, HPTLC, LC-MS, etc. for bioactives chebulinic acid and chebulagic acid.